|BEFORE Lane chest|
It's just plain exciting when you get a well known "named" piece of furniture. This Lane chest was in perfect condition... the fabric was dated and dirty, but otherwise the piece was practically perfect in every way!
So I went straight to the upholstery... I went through my fabric stash... which takes a looonnnggg time. I am a fabric hoarder. Yep I said it. A fabricaholic. I find what I like, unscrew the upholstery out of the top of the chest and staple on the new fabric. Instant upgrade.
I pull the cream out of the fabric and match it up to AHA Coastal Colors (I happen to sell this at Mint Julep Antiques and Design & Consign Art Gallery and online at coastalstardecor.com. I used Fiddes & Sons clear wax for a base and then Rugger Brown to antique the piece and pull out detail in the handles.
|Painted Lane Chest.|
|Complete Lane chest|